CRAFT 13th Birthday blog hop

Good Morning All and a very Happy 13th Birthday to us all here at CRAFT Challenge!!

This year we are 13 years old already and still going strong. Only one team member has been present from the start, Jo. Jo says ‘I have seen a lot of team members come and go over these 13 years, but all have been fabulous and very talented. I feel honoured to be working with such talented and lovely people. Even though my time is limited these days, I still love being part of this team.’

If you feel you would like to join our fabulous team, then just have a look at our DT Call page, which will inform you of any openings on the team. Or simply get in touch with us and let us know.

And now it’s time for our birthday celebrations. This week our challenge is

Birthday! (what else could it be?)

Anything that fits in with this subject, qualifies for entering this challenge.

There is a maximum of 1 entry per person for this challenge and as always it needs to be recent (new) work (so created and posted after this challenge has started). Although we love to see your work, it would put those contestants that put more than 1 entry in at an unfair advantage. The same limitation exists for the prizes to be won on the blogs of our DT members.

Please also turn word verification off as this makes leaving a comment on your lovely creations much easier. We will not leave a comment if you have word verification switched on.

Here is an alphabetical list of the fabulous sponsors for our Blog Hop, all loyal supporters of our challenge blog:

All Dressed Up

Crafty Sentiments

DRS Designs

Oddball Art Co

Sheepski Designs

Star Stampz

Sweet ‘n’ Sassy

The Cutting Café

Trimgym’s Digital Stamps, Papers and images

The rules this year are very simple:

1. Make a project for this challenge and we will put your entry in the random draw for the prize from Sweet n Sassy

2. Visit the blogs of our DT and enter their Linky or their comments if no Linky is in place to be put in the random draw for the prize on their blog.

3. As always, we will choose the Top 3 as we do every week and this week each Top 3 will win a prize too.

You should have come here from Brenda’s Blog and your next stop is Ginny’s Blog

The prize on this blog is 2 images from Sheepski Designs

Here is my card using ‘Butterfly hair’

Please enter your card in the linky below to be in with a chance to win this prize or leave a link in the comment box below.

Add your entry in the linky here


CRAFT challenge #586 – Not a card

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge is on for one week and the theme for this challenge is Not a card. The sponsors for this challenge are Doctor Digi House of Cards

I chose to make a tag this week with a digital image called quackers. I’ve used this image several times as it just works for so many occasions. The birds are coloured with Chameleon pens and the inking is done using distress oxide inks with some little accent stamps that came in the same set as the words. The flower was something I cut a while ago so I dug them out, layered two of them up and inked them to match.

Let’s see what you can do!

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 9th February 2021

This challenge is using an image from our sponsor bugaboo. Join us at Through the craft room door (TTCRD) and lets see what you can do. It’s always lovely to see your creations and remember our challenges are always “anything goes – ATG”.

Using Tulip Jar


The image has been coloured with water colour pencils and finished with a white gell pen on the tips of the flower. I then drew a random squiggle around the edge of the topper, matted it onto black and added it onto a background that is made from a circles stamp from Stamp Addicts.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Catch to Bug ATG challenge

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 26th January 2021

This challenge is using an image from our sponsor Hetty Clare. Join us at Through the craft room door (TTCRD) and lets see what you can do. It’s always lovely to see your creations and remember our challenges are always “anything goes – ATG”.

Loveheart gonk

This image is called loveheart gonk and she just appealed to me for some reason. She is coloured with Chameleon pens, I cut her out and placed her onto a background paper that had been dry embossed with a distressed damask embossing folder and inked with distress oxide inks.

CRAFT challenge #580 – Recipe

This weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge is on and our sponsor this time is Bugaboo.

The image has been coloured with Chameleon pens in various shades of blue plus some silver and ribbon to keep to the recipe!

The silver orb I coloured in grey and glittered it up with 2 way glue and glimmer dust as that gave the hue I was looking for. I also added some glimmer dust onto the wings so here’s a closer view of the glitz.

I stamped the edge strings of circles to form a border in distress ink (tumbled glass) and went around the circles with Sakura clear star.

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 1st December 2020

It’s officially time to start being Christmasy, it’s December and the tree came down from the loft yesterday and went up. Yes we have a fake tree as having a live tree in the house sets off my allergies sadly. It’s still nice to get festive though even though we know that this Christmas will be different.

So this challenge is using an image from our sponsor this time is Jan’s digital stamps but I chose to do something non Christmas related. Join us at Through the craft room door (TTCRD) and lets see what you can do. It’s always lovely to see your creations and remember our challenges are always “anything goes – ATG”.


I’ve coloured this image with chameleon pens, in quite subtle shades, cut out the image and moounted it onto a geometric background and edged that with a gold gittery pen. On the base card I have used a sweet pea stamp from Stamp Addicts in a pale grey and inked with Tattered Rose distress ink.

This is our last challenge for TTCRD until next year, so I wish you all a Merry Christmas.


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Dream Valley Challenge #232 – dry or wet embossing

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge. Our sponsor this time is All Dressed Up.

This card to me is simple but stylish, it includes a dry embossing for the background. I used an embossing folder to create the background which I then wiped over with a glitter paste. It just gives a bit of sparkle and lifts the card.

I also love this typewriter from ADU I’ve used it before and it classy and can be colour themed to suit your project. I hope you like this too.